Randy Edelman

While You Were Sleeping [Original Motion Picture Score]

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Randy Edelman's score to the 1995 romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping is as bland and inoffensive as the film itself. With its sweetly syrupy strings, gentle woodwinds, and expressive piano, the music is interchangeable with dozens of other contemporary rom-com scores. It's by no means unpleasant listening, but there's nothing remotely memorable about it, either. And to be fair to Edelman, the film doesn't give him much to work with. Given the right project (e.g., The Last of the Mohicans or Shanghai Noon), he can prove a formidable talent, but too often he wastes his time and energy on this kind of tripe.

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